University of Chicago Crime Lab Directors analyze public policy options


CHICAGO--  (Jan. 28, 2013)   University of Chicago Crime Lab Executive Director Roseanne Ander and Co-Director Dr. Harold Pollack will deliver a lecture entitled, “Reducing Gun Violence in the United States: What Works and What’s Promising?”as part of the East-West Perspectives lecture series on Tue., Feb. 19, 2013 in the Fourth Floor Auditorium at East-West University, 816 S. Michigan Ave., in Chicago.  The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Roseanna Ander serves as the founding Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which works to develop and evaluate social policy interventions that generate objective data about what works and why. 

Ms. Ander was appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Research Advisory Committee and to the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission in 2010 and named co-chair of Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel’s Public Safety Transition Committee in 2011. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Ms. Ander oversaw the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence program, which issues grants to support research and public policies aimed at reducing deaths and injuries from firearms.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. He is also an adjunct fellow of the Century Foundation.

Dr. Pollack received his BA from Princeton, and his masters and doctoral degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow at Yale University and taught at the University of Michigan School of Public Health prior to joining the University of Chicago.

Please note:  The new starting time for this lecture is an hour earlier than past lectures in the Perspectives series.

East-West University is a private, not-for-profit, and non-denominational institution of higher learning in Chicago’s South Loop.  East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.


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